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This time, there’s no downplaying the killing of another Filipino journalist.
The House committee on energy will investigate starting Tuesday the rate increase of P4.15 per kilowatt-hour of Manila Electric Co. (Meralco), the utility firm’s highest rate hike that will result in a P830 rise in the monthly bill of households using 200 kWh.
Malacañang will not stop Justice Secretary Leila de Lima from investigating the alleged illegal activities of Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile during his exceptionally long career in government.
Army Pfc. Jessie Ponce, a brawny 27-year-old soldier, took a deep breath and shook his head to hold back the tears.
For the first time in the many years that I have been a television journalist, I prayed hard while I did my work, as if it were my last assignment.
Unexpected but entirely fitting: It was during a visit in 1997 to the Philippines—a country known for its people’s sense of fatalism and obsessed with radio dramas and telenovelas, with their larger-than-life version of romance—that the liberator of South Africa showed the world he was once again in love. Nelson Mandela, the first black [...]
What is the quality of our current congressmen? Judge for yourself: 1. Valenzuela Rep. Magtanggol Gunigundo has filed a bill that would give Manny Pacquiao tax exemption for the rest of his life. 2. A group of partylist congressmen led by Buhay Rep. Lito Atienza has filed a similar bill giving Pacquiao and [...]
It has been weeks since Supertyphoon “Yolanda” swept across central Philippines, and left in its wake an unbelievably so vast and shocking swath of death, destruction and devastation it has become a stuff for movies like “2012.” But very, very conspicuous by their absence are the usual suspects who swarm over disaster areas like flies [...]
It makes for an interesting story that Hollywood actor Paul Walker—young, good-looking and immensely popular—took up as one of his causes assistance to the survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” and worked to help those literally and figuratively a world away from his own life. The buff and blue-eyed Walker was known for his star turn in the blockbuster “Fast and Furious” series, but beyond the limelight he promoted the issues and efforts that mattered to him. He was a celebrity who understood that he could make a difference.
Nelson Mandela lived so long that he outlasted all his contemporaries. One of them, Walter Sisulu, his friend, mentor, and comrade in the African National Congress who himself spent 26 years in jail, worried that his own frail health might not allow him to be present at his friend’s funeral to deliver his eulogy. So he did the next best thing. He wrote one shortly before he died, and titled it simply: “Thank you for your life, my friend.”
The World Bank has trimmed its growth forecast for the Philippine economy for this year and 2014 as the country reels from the devastation brought by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” last month.
The Philippines, and other rice-dependent countries, may have to get more serious in adopting the latest scientific advancements in rice production as the share of agriculture in the nation’s output recedes, while the rural workforce declines.
If not, then don’t you think it’s time you do? Coffee has become a very exciting commodity, not just in the Philippines, but throughout the world.
TV personality and entrepreneur Karylle is not only loving the healthy lifestyle, she’s also living it. That’s why it didn’t come as a surprise that the 32-year-old host of the noontime variety show “It’s Showtime” is about to open her first The Mango Farm dessert kiosk in Greenhills, San Juan City, near her house.
With the completion of the MRT-LRT loop and the planned MRT-7 running from Quezon City to San Jose del Monte, Bulacan, premier Philippine developer Sta. Lucia Land is poised to unveil the next super city in the metro: the Neopolitan Business Park in Fairview.
Japeth Aguilar completed the plays Barangay Ginebra needed on both ends in the dying seconds last night as the Gin Kings escaped with a 97-95 nipping of Talk ‘N Text for solo second place in the PLDT MyDSL Philippine Cup eliminations at Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Flashing the form that saw him rule the world championship early this year, Jessie Aligaga overcame his Vietnamese foe Sunday to reach the finals of the 48 kg wushu sanshou competition of the 27th Southeast Asian Games.
JUNE Mar Fajardo scored the last seven Petron Blaze points and Arwind Santos broke up Alaska’s potential game-winning play last night as they led the Boosters to an 86-85 victory in the Petron Saturday Special of the PLDT MyDSL Philippine Cup eliminations at Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Team Philippines secured its first medal, a silver, in wushu yesterday at Theikdi Indoor Stadium in the 27th Southeast Asian Games here.
TMS-PHILIPPINE Army easily bundled out its semifinal opponent even as Cignal HD pulled off a shocker in the Philippine Super Liga (PSL) Volleyball Grand Prix yesterday at Ynares Sports Arena.
People have been wondering about those three portentous letters emblazoned on the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) logo: KKK. Is it something secret and revolutionary—as in that secret society of the Philippine Revolution?
My husband and I have been living separately for 18 years, since he left me and had another family, with two children. I did not file any legal separation or marriage annulment, as I knew this would affect my work in a school in our own barangay.
When Supertyphoon “Yolanda” struck the country early last month, Gift Gate Inc.’s Virgie Ramos received a phone call from her longtime friend Kunihiko Tsuji, chief operating officer and senior executive vice president of Sanrio Co. Ltd.
In Bit by Bit Company’s “Maxie The Musicale,” the irrepressibly ebullient Jayvhot Galang as Maxie and the impossibly handsome Jojo Riguerra as Victor, the policeman that Maxie has a crush on, cut striking, beautiful figures on stage.
The crowd never stopped singing and screaming during the first-ever Philippine concert of Canadian indie duo Tegan and Sara recently at the NBC Tent in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
Opening movie for the 1st Inquirer Indie Bravo! Film Festival, which starts Monday, is Hannah Espia’s “Transit,” the country’s best foreign language film bet in next year’s Oscars.
Before she found her own voice and turned into the spunky, pop-rock singer that she is now, Yeng Constantino flitted from one music genre to another, her taste in artists shifting from one blonde pop star to the next.
In his speech after the screening of “Life of Pi” at the SM Aura on November 28, Oscar-winning filmmaker Ang Lee told the audience of his intention to shoot a film in the Philippines.
Gregarious Personality went just a wee bit too far. GP had been engaged in a bitter war with Powerful Celebrity. PC got fed up and put the pressure on PC’s Stumped Bosses.
Thirteen years after winning the Palme d’Or for best short at the Cannes International Film Festival, Raymond Red’s “Anino” marks a much-anticipated return to the big screen this year.